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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Guam will be POE, but customs will most likely be in Chicago. We had POE/Immigration at Guam then Customs in Honolulu where we had to pick up our bags and recheck them in Hawaii, not sure what your procedure will be for Chicago. I would assume it would be similar to Hawaii since you will be changing from International flight to Domestic.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Anne flew MNL-GUM-HNL-ORD. She did customs in Guam and immigration in HNL. So, Customs will be in Guam and immigration would be Chicago. Just a heads up, I work at Ohare and immigration can be around 2 hours especially arriving late afternoon for non US citizens.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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what airline flies Guam to Chicago? I believe Delta goes MSP and DTW ( detroit) from Manila. United you would stop HNL but get back on to continue to Chicago unless changing planes to other destination.

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Customs all depends on how you transit through Guam. If you retrieve your checked bag or leave the airport terminal, you will need to go through Guam Customs. All passengers will pass US Immigrations. The United flight from Manila arrives around 4:30 AM. The flight to Houston (via Honolulu) departs aroud 6:30 AM. There's also an option to connect to other destinations via Tokyo after Guam. A couple of Tokyo flights from Guam, but the closest would be one that departs around 7:00 AM. Hope this helps.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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what airline flies Guam to Chicago? I believe Delta goes MSP and DTW ( detroit) from Manila. United you would stop HNL but get back on to continue to Chicago unless changing planes to other destination.

It's United :-)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Customs all depends on how you transit through Guam. If you retrieve your checked bag or leave the airport terminal, you will need to go through Guam Customs. All passengers will pass US Immigrations. The United flight from Manila arrives around 4:30 AM. The flight to Houston (via Honolulu) departs aroud 6:30 AM. There's also an option to connect to other destinations via Tokyo after Guam. A couple of Tokyo flights from Guam, but the closest would be one that departs around 7:00 AM. Hope this helps.

I am not leaving the Guam airport terminal so I guess no customs check for me. Is the Guam Airport less busier at 4:30 in the morning?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Guam will be POE, but customs will most likely be in Chicago. We had POE/Immigration at Guam then Customs in Honolulu where we had to pick up our bags and recheck them in Hawaii, not sure what your procedure will be for Chicago. I would assume it would be similar to Hawaii since you will be changing from International flight to Domestic.

Thanks for sharing. I really thought all this time that POE immigration is only within mainland USA.

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Guam will be POE, but customs will most likely be in Chicago. We had POE/Immigration at Guam then Customs in Honolulu where we had to pick up our bags and recheck them in Hawaii, not sure what your procedure will be for Chicago. I would assume it would be similar to Hawaii since you will be changing from International flight to Domestic.

Thanks for sharing. I really thought all this time that POE immigration is only within mainland USA.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I feel for you if you caught the old Continental route (bought by United). I flew on Continental from MNL to Honolulu (actually Maui) several years ago, and it was the longest time I've spent traveling. We stopped in Guam, several small Micronesian islands, and included disembarking with luggage, waiting in several holding areas, reboarding, and even having difficulty getting original seats with your original ticket. All in all, travel time from Manila to Honolulu (then a few hours for Maui) was over 26 hours.

Hope this doesn't happen to your fiance! Since then I've checked carefully to find the time of layovers and total time in transit.

Hope I can help you prevent a downer!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Guam is a US Territory, hence it being your location for POE. The airport itself operates like any US based airport from security, immigrations, personnel etc...

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